We address up-to-date research and education in areas of terrestrial field science, aiming at a balance and ecological harmony among humans, domestic animals, wildlife, plants and other living things.
1) Relationships between human and domestic animals, wildlife and companion animals (Tanida, H.)
2) Grassland and forage utilization (Kurokawa, Y.)
3) Animal health management for productivity (Okita, M.)
Human-animal relationships, Animal assisted education,
Wildlife management, Nutrient cycling, Forage production system,
Self sufficient feed for dairy and beef cattle, Cattle health management, Distribution of agricultural products
A family of wild boars in mountainous region
A pasture grazed by Japanese black breeding cattle
Tanida, H., Koba, Y., Rushen, J., and de Passile, A. M.,(2011). Use of three-dimensional acceleration sensing to assess dairy cow gait and the effects of hoof trimming. Animal Science Journal, doi: 10.1111/j.1740-0929.2011.00903.x.
KOBA, Y., MUNKSGAARD, L., PEDERSEN, L., and TANIDA, H., 2009. Ability of heifers to discriminate between familiar herdmates and members of an unfamiliar group: preference test and operant conditioning test. Animal Science Journal, 80(1),98–103.
Yuzo Kurokawa, Hiroko Shibata, Shoko Tateno, Shuhei Kanda, KazukiTakaura, Souichi Ishida and Hisao Itabashi. (2013) Rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in the milk of cows fed high fiber diets added with dried distillers grains with solubles. Animal Science Journal 84: 106-112.
Gotoh T, Kaneko M, Kurokawa Y, Tanaka H, Suzuki S and Kanda S. (2011) Soil solution nitrogen concentrations in a Japanese lawngrass (Zoysia japonicaSteud.) and a tall fescue (FestucaarundinaceaSchreb.) pasture under cattle grazing. Grassland Science 57: 225-230.
Shibata H., Hashizume N., Gazi M. R., Sera K., Kato E., Ohmori T., Kanbe M., Obara Y., Kanda S., Kurokawa Y. and Itabashi H. (2011) Effect of supplementation of soy sauce oil and Ca salts of fatty acids on rumen fermentation, milk production and conjugated linoleic acid in milk of dairy cows. Animal Science Journal 82: 554-559.